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Malcolm Turnbull says government considering laptop ban on international flights

If Turnbull wants to ban laptops on international flights from high- security risk countries, perhaps he should jump to the chase in better securing Australians, via putting an indefinite suspension on flights from such areas?


Perth Now, by Claire Bickers, May 16, 2017:

MALCOLM Turnbull has confirmed the federal government is considering a ban on laptops on international flights coming into Australia.

The UK and US have already banned passengers from taking any electronic devices bigger than mobile phones in cabins on flights amid concerns terrorists may be able to smuggle bombs inside them.

The ban was on flights from certain Middle East and African countries only but US security agencies are reportedly planning to widen the ban to include flights from Europe.

The Prime Minister confirmed today Australia had been in discussions with other nations about the laptop ban.

“The government is aware of the changes that have been made and … we are looking at it very closely,” Mr Turnbull told reporters in Adelaide today.

He said the government was taking into account information and advice from partners internationally.

“We are working very closely with our partners, and in due course, any announcements will be made formally through the Transport Minister,” he said.

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